Friday, January 1, 2010

2009: A Look Back

Since we are new to this Blogging business we thought we would share a few highlights from 2009 that some of you may not have heard about.

January: Moved out of our studio. We loved our space, but it was time to move on. We should be in our new space within the next couple months! We will keep you posted!

Old Studio..."The Sweat Shop"

Our Inspiration Board

The Showroom

February: Gossamer Designs featured in Where Women Create national magazine. Our tagline "Cowgirl High Style Meets Bohemian Chic" makes the cover! Thank you to editor Jo Packam for being so gracious welcoming us into the WWC family! It was an honor to be among the other talented and amazingly creative women! Also a HUGE thank you to Denise Sharp for reccommending us and our studio to Jo! You are not only a talented artist, but a gem of a gal!

The first two pages of a ten page spread!

March: Flutter welcomes Gossamer Designs! Cindy was so gracious and welcomed our designs into her shop to mingle among the delightful "clutter". Some of our first consignments were our Hardwear chokers, crowns and belt buckles.

May: The band Vagabond Opera wears our Courage Crown in photo shoot for new album! It can be seen featured on their website home page

June: Gossamer Designs heads to Spokane for the Farm Chicks Show! This was our second year attending. Made a lot of new friends and fun memories.

August: Carnival photo shoot. Serendipitously Lara Blair had contacted us about photographing our designs after seeing us in WWC. We had been wanting to do a photo shoot for sometime and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. We really wanted to go over the top with this one and just let our imagination bubble over! With the blessing of Cindy and Kalaisha we were able to use Flutter for the shoot and Lara captured some amazing shots (Our main photo, and our favorite, is also from the shoot!). I wish we had room to show them all!  Lara...we can't wait to work with you again...hopefully soon! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


September: Gossamer Designs Hardwear choker featured in "Grey Gardens" spread of the fall/winter edition of Oregon Bride magazine.

The last few months of 2009 were spent finishing our wedding dresses, making crowns for Vintage Hen House and preparing new designs for our December trunk show at Flutter. It was year filled wonderful opportunities and personal challenges and we are excited to see what 2010 brings! Thank to everyone who has supported our dream!

"And now let us welcome the new year,
full of things that have never been"
-Rainer Maria Rilka

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a year! I don't know if it could get more exciting then that. I'm so glad for both of you, you've worked so hard to get where you are. I can't wait to see the new studio!